It’s Monday and the weather couldn’t agree more: Surly, cloudy, windy, cold and perfect for sleeping in (but you can’t)… Snow storms moved across Nome, the tundra and the Bering Sea today! It feels like Winter, but it’s supposedly the second day of Fall. …But I’m sure it’s not as cold, yet. To my (grim) comfort, even the locals were surprised at having snow this early in the year.
Here comes the weather! View looking East. We have great views of every direction from the hospital!
White out! This is my view looking North–normally you can see Anvil Mountain and several others out here. Everything disappeared!
A series of Monday Tempest Tantrums over the Bering Sea.
#2 (pictures don’t do these justice, but seeing the storm in comparison to the boats shows it a little better. Each wave of clouds blew in fast!
Since it’s only September and it’s like this, I think I’m going to need to get one of these:
Notice the slit goggles–ingenious for guarding eyes against blowing snow and snow-blindness!
And some of these:
Later today it actually got as high as 40 and the snow down here melted (not the snow on the hills, though). Starting to clear:
And the best part of the day was that I got out just after 4pm! Woohoo! So I took advantage and went to the Bering Song and Gifts Shop (always a happy place, even on snowy September Mondays)!
and bought this little clock:
Then I took a walk down to the water to see the afterstorm:
My favorite sites on the walk.
Bird landing on a wire:
After the snow melted:
Rainbow! (or would it be a snowbow? :))
Dramatic setting (this is outside my house, off the side porch):